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Old March 15, 2017, 07:00 PM
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Default AMD's Ryzen 5 Processors; A Preview - Comment Thread

Hot on the heals of their Ryzen 7 launch, AMD has now revealed specifications, pricing an availability date and some rough performance numbers for their 4 and 6 core Ryzen 5 processors.

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Old March 15, 2017, 07:06 PM
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With any luck we'll start to see some daylight on AM4 motherboard availability by the time these start hitting the street. (Maybe some properly binned "AMD" memory as well.... ).

The 1600/1600X is really where I was considering upgrading to anyways so this release is the one I'm looking forward to seeing.
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With any luck we'll start to see some daylight on AM4 motherboard availability by the time these start hitting the street. (Maybe some properly binned "AMD" memory as well.... ).

The 1600/1600X is really where I was considering upgrading to anyways so this release is the one I'm looking forward to seeing.
I think the 1500x is pritty awesome too if you're a gamer. We've been on 4/8 thread CPU's for some time now and they're still generally not a bottleneck for games, GPUS are.

Plus, 65w! Thats nearly passive cooler territory for mATX and mITX stuff!
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AMD doesn't calculate TDP the same way Intel does where CPUs are concerned.

Intel = total power draw
AMD = thermal dissipation

One interesting note is that Intel didn't take AVX into account until quite recently with Kaby Lake. Also in that regard, they seem to follow the AMD philosophy for the Kaby Lake mobile SKUs.
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Old March 15, 2017, 09:21 PM
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I think the Ryzen 5 will do well.
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Video shows them testing at 1080p
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1 month to go. We shall see if the lower core count translates to clock speed improvements. If they get a quad core up around 4.5Ghz then I would say it is a win. But somehow I doubt it. Price is what AMD will be counting on. That is important but so is mind share. You don't get that without being best in class.
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Interesting. Even if they are a few % behind in games I would be fine with it, if it is faster or the same in other apps and cheaper. Can't wait for some of these reviews.
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hmm, I was really hoping to see fewer cores with higher clocks as well, but I can see a number of reasons why they wouldn't go that route, such as not wanting the cheaper alternative beat out its higher end line up in ways that have people settle for the "lesser" option.

Either way I'm interested to see how they do, and how they overclock in comparison as well should hopefully be something to look forward too.

I'm really looking forward to seeing a Zen APU but I don't think they're slated until end of year?
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I'm a bit concerned about these processors. I was hoping that the four core parts would be a single native CCX with dedicated L3 cache but rather it is an 8-core part with four cores simply disabled.

I'm not concerned about performance since it should be competitive. Rather, I'm worried that AMD is paying the cost to produce an expensive 8 core part only to disable half of it. Not only would a native four-core (or, based on how the architecture works a 2x2 layout) processor allow for more dies on a single wafer but it also avoids the messy process of possibly utilizing perfectly viable 8-6 core parts for volume-focused products. My mind is boggled right now....
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I'm a bit concerned about these processors. I was hoping that the four core parts would be a single native CCX with dedicated L3 cache but rather it is an 8-core part with four cores simply disabled.

I'm not concerned about performance since it should be competitive. Rather, I'm worried that AMD is paying the cost to produce an expensive 8 core part only to disable half of it. Not only would a native four-core (or, based on how the architecture works a 2x2 layout) processor allow for more dies on a single wafer but it also avoids the messy process of possibly utilizing perfectly viable 8-6 core parts for volume-focused products. My mind is boggled right now....
Same here, I don't think the 4C will do well.


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